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Doug Moo's Insights into the Nature and Philosophy of Bible Translation

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we_still_dont_get_it_cover-198x300"We still don't get it," writes Doug Moo, critiquing the relationship between evangelicals and Bible translation specifically, the evangelical emphasis on "literal" translation. Watch the video above for more of Dr. Moo's insightful perspective.

The video reveals a special presentation from Doug Moo, current chair of the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT), on the nature and philosophy of Bible translations. Dr. Moo delivered his paper, entitled "We Still Don't Get It: Evangelical and Bible Translation Fifty Years After James Barr," at a special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the New International Version. The special event occurred at the 66th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in San Diego, CA, in 2014.

Fortunately for those of us who couldn't attend ETS, Moo's impassioned and insightful presentation was recorded. Not only is it a fascinating glimpse into the translation philosophy of the CBT, which oversees the translation of the NIV, it's also challenging and insightful with regards to linguistics, modern translating, and evangelicalism's relationship with Scripture.

We trust you will enjoy Moo's presentation, and that it will give you greater insights into the NIV's text and translation philosophy, and the nature of the Bible itself.

Also, if you are interested you may download and read Moo's full essay, here, titled "We Still Don't Get It: Evangelicals and Bible Translation Fifty Years After James Barr."

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